Category Archives: TV-Game Shows

Blind Date (Your Big Moment) (1949-1953)

People wrote in hoping to meet someone that met their qualifications. It’s another adaption of a successful radio show which was hosted by Arlene Francis. After she left the TV show in 1953 Melvyn Douglas tried hosting for a few … Continue reading

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Giant Step (1956-57)

Bert Parks is your congenial host. This episode opens as Bert says an eleven year old boy will try for his eighth giant step. The big prize is a four year scholarship to the college of his choice and a … Continue reading

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Camouflage (1961-62)

Don Morrow is the host and Johnny Gilbert is the announcer of this game show where contestants had to trace a figure from another drawing. Even if they knew the answer it didn’t matter if they slipped up while doing … Continue reading

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Make That Spare! (1960-64)

Fifteen minute show pitting professional bowlers against each other in a competition to make five spares and build up a point total. The winner gets a thousand dollars and a try for a sweepstakes spare to get five grand. For … Continue reading

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It Pays To Be Ignorant (1949-51)

Tom Howard is the host. He’s dressed in the robe and mortar board of a college graduate for this satire on quiz shows. It’s loaded with puns and over the top corny jokes from a three person panel. Tom and … Continue reading

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Who Said That? (1948-55)

Celebrity panelists are asked to identify who said a quote from the news. Robert Trout was the first TV host. The host for this episode is newsman Walter Kiernan.¬† The panelists¬† on the episode are newsman H.V.Kaltenborn, Dagmar, music critic … Continue reading

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Masquerade Party (1952-60)

Celebrity panelists try and figure out who the celebrity guests are behind elaborate disguises. They have five minutes. They get to ask five questions each and keep going until time runs out or they get it. It’s a fun show. … Continue reading

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